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In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, J. K. Rowling attends the world premiere of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" in New York. (Invision/AP/Charles Sykes)
We know it’s not a good idea to feed social media trolls. You’ll need a magic touch to be able to get rid of them. Luckily, we have Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling—AKA, everyone’s childhood and adulthood hero.
J.K. was recently criticized for her tweets against Pres. Donald Trump and his flawed policies, specifically the Muslim Ban. However, she didn’t let the trolls win with her witty replies. Just like how Bess Kalb sends burns to Trump daily.
Trump supporters told her she was “just an author” who had nothing to do with politics. She reminded them that she has a say like everyone else.
In - Free - Countries - Anyone - Can - Talk - About - Politics.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2017
Try sounding out the syllables aloud, or ask a fluent reader to help. pic.twitter.com/K1j19EIU5f
One user told her she shouldn’t meddle with American politics. But she just took the insult as a compliment.
I think he's got a crush on me. pic.twitter.com/eberOUoJt1— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 1, 2017
Disappointed fans of her work threatened to burn their Harry Potter merchandise just because she expressed her political views. Instead of getting upset, she even offered a lighter.
Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I've still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter. pic.twitter.com/kVoi8VGEoK— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 31, 2017
Guess it's true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can't make her think. pic.twitter.com/oB7Aq6Xz8M— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 1, 2017
J.K. also slammed users who thought that writing about fictional wizards was clouding her judgment. Not to mention that she educated them on history and the Bible as well.
.@jeffbromero And never forget, Jeff: 'no one can make you feel inferior without your consent' - Eleanor Roosevelt.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 29, 2017
I seem to have woken up in the 90s. pic.twitter.com/g7Q3i2dSIz— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 30, 2017
I think you mean 'shudder', unless there's a biblical character called Shutter I've forgotten. pic.twitter.com/x1uOy6n3BH— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 30, 2017
Lastly, if anyone ever calls you names, take cues from J.K. and just be classy (and sarcastic) about it.
Remember: You do not mess with the woman who wrote seven books about battling a dark lord and his Dementors who used their power to harm innocent people. If Patronuses existed, she would’ve used hers to deal with Trump and his trolls.
*sighs* Well, who knows? If I try harder, I might be reincarnated as a lonely virgin hiding behind a cartoon frog. pic.twitter.com/EbocdxfJ5o— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 30, 2017
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